Coldplay’s Chris Martin and an Eighth Grade Band Covered Prince’s ‘Raspberry Beret’

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Guitarist Jonny Buckland (L) and singer Chris Martin of Coldplay perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The Prince tributes continue to roll in days after the legendary musician’s death, with today’s contribution coming from Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin and a gaggle of eighth graders. Per Pitchfork, Martin performed at the Santa Monica Chords 2 Cure benefit on Sunday evening, raising money for pediatric cancer research. While there, Martin teamed up with the middle-schoolers to cover Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” but the performance wasn’t without its early problems:

In a speech before the performance, he talked about how he suggested to the band that they do the song. Apparently, they replied, “We don’t know it. We’ve never heard of it. We’re, like, 14.”

Martin and co. also dug into Coldplay’s X&Y cut “Twisted Logic,” his first time playing the song live. Watch both below (h/t Stereogum).

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MRdHowRiu_w

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